What's new from: Pioneer, HP, Toshiba, Acer, Fujitsu

What's new from: Pioneer, HP, Toshiba, Acer, Fujitsu

Pioneer T200V

Pioneer Computers Australia has rolled out the T200V, a Tablet PC with a 14.1-inch swivel around touch panel. The Pioneer Centrino Tablet PC features a Pentium M 1.4GHz processor, 40GB hard disk drive, 256MB RAM, external CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/combo drive with USB interface optional, Intel 855GM video up to 64MB, 10/100LAN, 56K modem, IR, PCMCIA, two USB 2.0 ports, 802.11b wireless module (optional), 4-in-1 card reader, supporting SD/MMC/MS/SM, external FDD with USB optional, Windows XP Home, and Word Perfect Office.The T200V is distributed by Pioneer.

RRP: $2299

HP TC1100

The HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1100 is powered by Intel Pentium-M processors and according to the company boosts storage capacity, ranging from 30GB to 60GB internal hard drives. The lightweight form factor lets users hold it like a book, letting the user type, handwrite or use voice recognition. The tablet has a 10.4-inch colour XGA screen, along with integrated 10/100 NIC, Intel Pro wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g, and integrated Bluetooth. The product is distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro, Dicker Data and Tech Pacific.

RRP: $3295

Toshiba Portégé M200

Toshiba’s second-generation Portégé M200 features a 12.1-inch screen and 1400 x 1050 SXGA + TFT polysilicon display. The Portégé M200 features a five-way docker. In addition to the slate mode, the Multi Dock transforms the tablet into: a desktop PC with keyboard and mouse, a notebook with docking capabilities, a sub LCD which can be connected to another LCD display through the tablet dock, and a memo pad connected to a desktop. The product also comes bundled with Microsoft OneNote, allowing handwritten notes to be imputed directly into the PC and converted into text without the need to re-type. With Intel Centrino mobile technology and almost a full day’s battery life, the Portégé M200 is ideal for mobile executives and sales personnel, SMBs, students and teachers. The product is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific, Ingram Miao and Dicker Data.

RRP: $4290

Acer TravelMate C300

Acer has launched the TravelMate C300, a convertible tablet PC incorporating a 14.1-inch screen and in-built optical drive design. Acer has combined the latest Intel Centrino mobile technology with improved user focused tablet PC features delivering levels of convenience and system performance.

The TravelMate C300’s convertible screen adjusts quickly and easily between notebook and tablet mode, according to the company. Using digital ink on the large 14.1-inch screen allows documents to be created and edited in any situation. One of the new features of the TravelMate C300 is a light sensor that measures ambient lighting, and will automatically adjust screen brightness to suit the light conditions, Acer claims. Users may choose to adjust the lighting manually, and the light sensor software will save the setting to be used the next time similar light conditions are encountered. The two-spindle form factor offers a built-in and hot-swappable optical drive. The TravelMate C300 also comes standard with integrated Gigabit LAN and full-size keyboard. The tablet is powered with up to seven hours of battery life, and up to 13 hours with the Acer MediaBay second battery.

RRP: $4299

Fujitsu Stylistic ST5010

Fujitsu has launched the Stylistic ST5010. The Stylistic ST5010 is powered by Intel Centrino mobile technology, using a Pentium M processor 1GHz (ULV) to allow optimum performance and battery life, according to the company. It offers more efficient access to memory intensive applications — drawing on up to 2GB memory support with DDR333 modules. The Stylistic ST5010 also offers enhanced security features for data and hardware protection, offering four locks and a dedicated smart card slot. The tablet comes with a BIOS lock, hard disk lock for data confidentiality, a Stylistic lock with password-access to power up or resume from suspend/hibernate mode and an anti-theft lock, the company claims. The product is distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro and Westan.

RRP: $3999

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